ClassSearch: facilitating the development of web search skills through social learning.

Neema Moraveji, Merrie Morris, Daniel Morris, Mary Czerwinski, and Nathalie Riche

Abstract

We explore the use of social learning – improving

knowledge skills by observing peer behavior – in the domain

of Web search skill acquisition, focusing specifically

on co-located classroom scenarios. Through a series of interviews,

pilot studies, and classroom deployments, we

conclude that a peripheral display of Web search activity

within a classroom facilitates both social learning and

teacher-led discourse. We present the ClassSearch system

for shared awareness of Web search activity, which embodies

principles gleaned from our iterative design process, and

show results from a ClassSearch deployment in twelve

middle-school classroom sessions. Finally, we highlight

design suggestions and opportunities for future work while

taxonomizing the space of co-located search pedagogies.

Details

Publication typeProceedings
PublisherACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction
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